We believe that collective action to end violence against girls and women must involve a collaborative approach between professionals in health, social services, education, law enforcement, nonprofit organisations and government bodies.

Our certified training programmes are designed to increase the understanding of the context VAWG occurs and to build professionals’ capacity and confidence to identify, safeguard and respond to women and girls at risk or experiencing the consequences of harmful practices. We also collaborate with frontline professionals and organisation to build a strong network providing more accessible services to support women and girls against the multiple forms of VAWG they experience.

Did you know? In 2013, FORWARD established the first accredited training designed to equip frontline professionals with knowledge and skills to respond to FGM.

Our certified training courses

Responding to Female Genital Mutilation, Open College Network (OCN) Professional Training (PT)

At the end of this one-day course, you will be equipped with knowledge, information on the law and reporting, and practical and emotional skills to confidently develop actionable plans for responses to FGM and other forms of violence.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

  • Responding to FGM in schools: School staff training for teachers and education professionals
  • Train the Trainers: Building your knowledge and developing skills to teach about FGM and other harmful practices in secondary schools

“Big thank you to FORWARD for the excellent training. In over 26 years in the Police, that was one of the best training I’ve had. You both handled the subject in a sensitive and informative manner, and kept it light and relaxed, whilst getting across the vital importance of this work.”  Det. Sgt, Metropolitan Police, 2017.

Who should attend?

The courses are designed for professionals, frontline workers and policy makers, the police, and personnel in the healthcare and education sectors such as doctors, nurses, social workers, teachers and the police.

Some of the organisations we have trained

  • Tower Hamlets
  • Mayor of London Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC)
  • Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland
  • Refugee Council

Contact us – book training or get more information

We also offer bespoke training courses tailored to your specific needs. For more information, or to register for training, please contact: [email protected]

I came across FORWARD when I attended a study day they ran. The speaker was inspirational and made me decide that I had to do something for the women attending my hospital. – Juliet Albert, FGM Specialist Midwife, Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital

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